With 14 years of industry experience, Matt founded Montgomery Construction in 2014 in Lexington, SC. His portfolio includes projects that he led on both the east and west coasts in excess of $250 million and over 5 million square feet, as an Owner Representative and a Contractor. He has an extensive knowledge of all types of projects ranging from ground-up high-rise buildings to industrial upfits. Matt believes deeply in building long lasting professional relationships with his clients and industry partners by ensuring that their construction visions are fully met in a friendly, cost-effective, and collaborative manner.
Matt has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, along with an unlimited-dollar general contractor’s license, construction manager certificate, and a Broker’s license. He is a member of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. Montgomery Construction is very active within the community as they contribute to the RCSD K9 Unit, HomeWorks, and Ace and TJ’s Breaking and Entering Christmas. Matt resides in Lexington, South Carolina with his wife, Erin Montgomery, and their three children, Grant, Abby, and Carter.
Ken McCarthy, hailing from Australia, has over 40 years of experience that includes an unconventional career path starting with global sailboat delivery. After numerous ocean crossings, Ken settled in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he became the yacht captain for Dave Thomas (the founder of Wendy’s). Dave’s entrepreneurial proclivity led Ken towards ventures in real estate and construction, and golf course acquisition/management in Columbia, SC.
Ken prides himself on being able to cultivate business relationships all while ensuring that Montgomery Construction delivers cost effective construction expertise with superior outcomes.
David is an accomplished construction accountant with over 30+ years of experience in the industry. He has served as both the controller and accounting manager for electrical and general contractors with specialties in highway/road building, site work, hotels, wastewater treatment, and home building. He brings a vast array of knowledge in accounting software, bank reconciliation, general ledger accounting and reconciliation, and construction management software.
David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of South Carolina.
Josh has over 8 years of experience in finance, most recently working in the mortgage industry, where he dealt with management, loans, contracts, and financial consultations. Prior to that, he spent 13 years in secondary education where he taught and coached, and spent 2 years as an Athletic/Activities Director for a mid-size high school. During that time, he was also the co-owner of a successful plant nursery/landscape business for 5 years. Josh brings a unique perspective to the Montgomery team as he has a varied background in finance, leadership, teaching, and coaching.
Josh has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education: Mathematics from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Administration from Chadron State College. Josh was born and raised in Wyoming and moved to South Carolina with his wife and two daughters in 2014. When not working, Josh enjoys being with his family, watching his daughters play volleyball and basketball, working around the house, and playing golf.
Erin has over 15 years of experience in both the Interior Design and Marketing fields. She has decorated and designed for both residential and commercial spaces, after successfully running her own decorating businesses in both San Diego, CA and in Lexington, SC. She prides herself on being able to work with clients to analyze their needs, goals, lifestyle and function of their space, all while remaining within their budget. Prior to starting her own design business, Erin worked in Marketing at a healthcare company in San Diego, CA, assisting the team with all of their graphic design and marketing coordinating needs.
Erin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in Journalism from Clemson University. She also completed several Interior Design courses at Mesa College in San Diego, CA, and is a Certified Interior Decorator.
Jason has over 12 years of experience in photography, videography, audio engineering, and social media content creation. He has created captivating visual content for commercial & residential real estate agencies, corporations, and small businesses throughout his career while successfully running his own photography & videography businesses in St. Simons Island, GA. Jason takes pride in his attention to detail, and his ability to capture moments that leave lasting impressions with his clients.
Jason studied Computer Science at Coastal College of Georgia, where he also completed several Digital Photography & Video courses. He is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America.
Ben has worked in a variety of construction positions including concrete finisher, equipment operator, and electricians apprentice before finding his niche in preconstruction. Experienced in estimating a wide variety of projects including industrial, recreational, worship, tilt, residential, office, retail, K-12, and higher education. He finds the most rewarding part of his position is handing over the keys to a building that started as a sketch on the back of a napkin.
Ben has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and a law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law.
Vincent has over 18 years of experience in the construction and architecture industries with his projects mainly being based in New York City. He has an enriched portfolio that consists of residential (single family, multi-family, mix-use, custom homes), commercial (office, dining establishments, physical cultural establishments, retail), industrial (manufacturing, warehouse) and institutional (medical, educational, religious). His architectural vision makes him a precise critic when analyzing drawings, job reports, site visits, as-built conditions, etc.. Vincent strives to build long lasting professional relationships with coworkers, clients, and industry partners to guarantee key communication for an optimum project delivery. He is also fluent in English and Spanish which allows him to cultivate close relationships with workers on all job sites.
Vincent obtained a Master’s degree in Architecture from Universidad Catolica y Tecnologica del Cibao in the Dominican Republic. He also took several courses in Architectural Design at Parson School of Design in New York City. He has his NYC General Contractor Registration and 40 hours of OSHA safety training. His professional affiliations include the (AIA) American Institute of Architects, (NCARB) Architectural Registration Board and (BCSP) Board of Certified Professionals.
Tom has over 30 years of experience in the commercial construction industry and has worked on more than 25 million square feet of new construction projects and upfits, totaling over 2 billion dollars. He has had the privilege to work within many diversified areas of commercial construction, including Bio-Tech, Corporate Centers, SCIF, LEED, Parking Garages, Midrise Steel Frame Office Buildings, Distribution Facilities, Premanufactured Structures, Manufacturing Facilities, Defense, Breweries and Distilleries, Restaurants, Food Service, Historical Renovations, and Tilt Buildings. Tom strives to create a positive experience for not only the client, but the design team, subcontractors, and his project team. His passion for construction shows in his attention to detail and creative problem solving.
Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from California State University Fresno School of Engineering, along with an advanced certificate in Project Management from San Diego State University.
Leila has over 16 years of experience in all aspects of the construction industry including working in the office and on job sites. She spent four of her years solely in commercial construction as an Assistant Project Manager building hotels. Beyond that, she has many years of experience as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Leila takes pride in her ability to multi-task, keep everything organized, and efficiently manage multiple people and projects at one time.
Leila attended Midlands Technical Collage in West Columbia, South Carolina and also has her Procore Certification as a Project Manager.
David has been in the construction industry for over 30 years and has extensive experience in a wide array of markets, including but not limited to, multiple K-12 and higher education projects, grocery stores, hotels, townhomes, and retail spaces. He is well versed in project scheduling, trade coordination, safety and compliance management, and budget analyses. David prides himself on his ability to identify potential project pitfalls and determining how to capitalize on cost savings solutions and opportunities, all while ensuring that the budget and schedule remain in-line throughout the life of the project.
David has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
Gene has over 45 years of experience in all types of construction processes. He is especially skilled in floor covering, tile work, and plumbing repairs. He has built and managed thousands of projects throughout his career. Gene takes pride in managing job sites and keeping them “straight and going”. He has a strong background in production, home building and management. Having built and managed the construction of over 1,000 homes in his career, his skills and knowledge make him an exceptional asset to Montgomery Construction.
Bryan has over 40 years of experience in both residential and commercial construction. He has built a wide variety of projects including convenient stores, high-rise buildings, banks, hotels, office building, schools, hospitals, churches, and houses. Bryan does an excellent job at consistently bringing projects to completion on time. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his new baby girl, Kenna.
Ben has been in the construction industry for over 10 years. He started his career path in the US Air Force for 8 years, doing military specific and commercial construction. He then switched into residential construction for a few years until he joined the Montgomery Construction family in 2022. Ben is a hard worker and takes pride in his work on every one of his jobsites. He values God and family.
Shannon has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, which started with building custom residential homes throughout Aiken county. He has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with concrete footings, framing, drywall, roofing, siding, driveways, landscaping and more. He attended Midland Valley High School and is a member of Clearwater Full Gospel Lighthouse Church. When he is not working with his hands, he is either spending time with his kids and family, Cody, Brice, Savanna, and Cheyanne, or hunting and fishing.